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Effigies Paracelsi Medici Celeberrimi

  • Engraved by P. van Sompel, Flemish. After P. Soutman
  • Image: 11.75 x 8.25 in.
    Engraving on laid paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.203
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

A bust-length portrait of Paracelsus (1493–1541), Swiss physician and alchemist, wearing a fur hat.

Inscription

Edura fortis fata refringero, / ut docta callens jura Machaonis; Artesque Phoeboeas salubri/ mente Paracelsus elaborat.
Eheu laborans! nec tamen irrita/ Decreta reddet: lurida perbrevi
Mors decolorabit, facemque/ Purpuream solvet favilla.

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